When a software update rolls out, I’d like to know about it. And I’m sure you want your users to experience all those lovely bug fixes so we stop bothering you about stuff that’s been fixed.
Currently, I have to sporadically click into Help > Check for Updates… in the hopes that there’s a new update available.
Potential solution: Your design already includes that skinny bar at the bottom of the screen to notify users of an ending trial period. I imagine you could re-use that bar to notify users of available updates to the software. Just add an X icon to close out the bar, and it would be a great non-intrusive but visible alternative to randomly checking for updates.
In any case, having some kind of notification would be much appreciated.